Mersina is a Partner in our Sydney Insurance group with extensive experience in industrial common law and workers compensation.
With more than 20 years’ experience representing clients in the insurance industry, Mersina’s professional credentials have been recognised in the Doyle’s Guide as a “Recommended Workers Compensation (Defendant Lawyer)” from 2015 to 2019 inclusive.
She has acted for government agencies in the defence of dust diseases claims, for a large CTP insurer in motor accident claims and is experienced also in the defence of common law claims in the ACT.
Mersina has a specialised interest in the defence of statutory and work injury damages claims in NSW having advised on numerous large and complex cases. Her clients have been varied over the years and include a wide range of companies, self-insureds and government agencies. More recently her focus has been on clients in the retail sector such as Coles, Wesfarmers and Bing Lee and in the manufacturing sector, such as Snack Brands and Legrand.
She is highly experienced in claims management both for non-litigated and litigated claims. She advises her clients on compliance with legislative obligations and the implementation of practical strategies in the claims management process. Mersina’s strength is in gaining a clear understanding of her client’s business and its objectives, resulting in the early identification of key issues and strategic case preparation, placing her clients in the best possible position both at the negotiation table and the defence of their claims.
Mersina’s experience includes: